Do you work from home? Do you find yourself wasting time because you don’t have access to the same materials and supplies you would have in a corporate office? Don’t despair. There are several things you can purchase to enhance your home office and improve your productivity levels while creating a fun and stress-free environment.
Invest in a Label Maker
Are you tired of looking for mailing labels, scribbling illegible notes, and slapping them on folders and boxes? Invest in a label maker like the Epson LabelWorks-400 or the Brother PT-2730 P-Touch Label Maker. This label maker will quell the neat freak within your soul by allowing you to create a versatile array of labels in different colors, text sizes, and fonts. You’ll never wonder what’s in a folder or box again, saving you tons of wasted search time.
Portable scanners are great not only for the home office but for the road as well. Check into things like the Visioneer Road Warrior with PaperPort or the ScanSnap S1100 by Fujitsu. These sleek scanners are only about a foot long and a couple of inches wide and make the one-touch scanning of important documents very easy. With a portable scanner, you may end up not even needing that label maker at all, and you’ll definitely be able to scan .pdf documents faster than you would be able to with your printer/scanner/fax combination.
No home office is complete without a paper shredder. You can use this to properly dispose of your personal and business documents with ease. Shredding and disposing of important documents as soon as they need to be destroyed is much easier than saving them, locking them up, and toting them to an office or supply store for a shredding event. It’s often cheaper, too, than places that will charge you by the pound to shred your sensitive information.
Cell Phone Signal Booster
Have you ever noticed that your home or office has a spot where you just don’t seem to get proper cell phone reception? A desktop adjustable cell phone signal booster is the perfect solution. Check out the ones made by Wilson Electronics and avoid the hassle of having to walk around the house looking for full reception bars. The signal booster amplifies the signal traveling to and from your home and makes it easier for the signal to break through barriers like your home or apartment walls. Mount the antenna outside and the booster inside and you’ll never drop a call again.
iHome Charging Station
The iHome iB967B Charging Station works great for e-readers, iPods, Blackberries, and more. Connect all of your electronic devices to this one station and you’ll be able to charge everything in the same place at the same time, eliminating the need to run around the house looking for various plugs. You can even sync this station with iTunes so that you can update the music libraries on your iPhones and iPods.
Working from home often leads to a bit of chaos. Use these tools to help you run a productive home office and you’ll never regret leaving the corporate lifestyle again!
About the Author: Carey Thielemann loves working from her virtual office and hopes to never have to go back to a standard office setting!